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Lindsey Vonn to skip St. Moritz, ski Val d’Isere downhill

Dec 11, 2013, 4:09 PM EDT

Lindsey Vonn AP

Lindsey Vonn plans to compete in Val d’Isere, France, on Dec. 21 as her comeback from major knee surgery continues.

The Olympic downhill champion will skip this weekend’s World Cup stop in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

The World Cup stops for a slalom in between St. Moritz and Val d’Isere, but Vonn said in October she didn’t plan on skiing any slalom this season.

She’s also skipping the Dec. 22 giant slalom in Val d’Isere. Vonn said Sunday she may only do one or two more World Cups this season with an eye on making a podium and avoiding long-term damage to a right knee she blew out at the World Championships in February and reinjured in a Nov. 19 training crash.

Vonn said in her return at Lake Louise, Alberta, last weekend she wasn’t sure she would ski any giant slalom this season.

If Vonn doesn’t ski giant slalom at the Olympics, she and Mikaela Shiffrin will likely not ski any Olympic events together. Shiffrin has said she is only doing slalom and giant slalom this season.

Vonn improved each day in frigid Lake Louise last weekend, finishing 40th in a Friday downhill, 11th in a Saturday downhill and fifth in a Sunday super-G.

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  1. lawyermalloy - Dec 11, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    She’s Done!

  2. figurado1 - Dec 11, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Leave it to an attorney…. While it is possible Lindsey is done for this year she is far from done as a top level racer. It’s not like she’s 36 years old and trying to make a comeback. She was at the top of her game when she was injured 10 months ago. She may not be physically ready to compete at 100%. Mark my word, she will be back on top.

  3. mogogo1 - Dec 12, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    I’ll put myself squarely between the first two posters. She’s certainly not done but way too early to guarantee a return to the top after reinjuring the same knee that soon. I’d say the odds favor her still being a threat in big races but possibly no longer being able to race every every event in the season. Would not be surprised to see her quit for the season after Sochi, particularly if she manages to medal.

  4. doctorrustbelt - Dec 12, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    I love American… but… f ck lindsey vonn.

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